Drinking the Rain – 10 January – 2 February 2020

Drinking the Rain, at Pig Rock Bothy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), is a new display that includes material by artists, curators, writers, musicians and designers who have recently undertaken Bothy Project residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy, Eigg and Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms.

Work shown by Victoria Beesley, Alice Dunseath, Ashanti Harris, Lydia Honeybone and This Way (Emily Macaulay and Felicity Rowley) reflects the influence time at the bothies had on their diverse practices.

The display is accompanied by music created at Sweeney’s Bothy, through a collaboration between Bothy Project and Lost Map Records, Eigg.

A new publication titled Take Yourself Out of Your Usual Structure presents writing inspired by Inshriach Bothy, with contributions by Siân Robinson Davies, James N. Hutchinson, Anna McLauchlan and Sarah Rose.

The title Drinking the Rain is borrowed from Alix Kates Shulman’s book about her experience of living alone on an island off the coast of Maine.

EVENTS

Take Yourself Out of Your Usual Structure

Saturday 18 January 2020, 2-5pm

Join Anna McLauchlan, and artists James N. Hutchinson, Siân Robinson Davies and Sarah Rose for an afternoon event in Pig Rock Bothy exploring the themes of their Inshriach Bothy inspired writing. The stove will be lit and refreshments served from 2pm, with readings from 3pm.

Free, no booking required

To See and Know More – Maria Fusco, Joyce Dixon and Naomi Pearce

Fri 31 January 2020, 5.30-7.30pm

Free, but please book here

Channelling proto-feminist mystics, writing in-situ, writing colour and theopoetics this event will create a space for thinking about translation in its widest sense, sending crossing signals between languages, cultures, concepts, registers.

Maria Fusco will discuss her new strand of research into anchorites – proto-feminist mystics – inspired and informed by her time at Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg; Joyce Dixon will talk about Abraham Gottlob Werner’s 1814 book Nomenclature of Colours and Naomi Pearce will read an extract from Martello Street; a mystery novella fabulated from archival research, site writing and interviews.

Event in collaboration with Bricks from the Kiln journal and Dr Natalie Ferris & Dr Rebecca Collins, University of Edinburgh.